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Posted by Bennett Mintz on 2014-01-10 12:06:32
|FlyBuy 2014, the fifth annual fund raising project of the Southwest Council, International Federation of Fly Fishers will offer a day-long virtual non-stop program of garage sale, casting lessons, fly-tying demonstrations, auctions and a free barbeque,9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Long Beach Casting Club. |
Following FlyBuy, the Council will present the premier of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival at the Art Theater in Long Beach at 4 p.m.
Members of the fly-fishing clubs that comprise the Southwest Council together with local dealers have donated rods, reels, clothing and accessories to the event at the 89-year old casting club, 4901 E. 7th St., Long Beach.
Admission to the daylong event is $10 for IFFF members, $15 for others; children and teenagers 16 and under is free; admission includes a hot dog/hamburger and drink lunch. Film festival tickets are $10 in advance, $13 at the door. The Art Theater is at 2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach.
The film festival’s feature presentation is “Mending the Line," a documentary that follows WWII veteran 90-year old Frank Moore from Oregon’s Steamboat Inn on the North Umpqua River as he retraces his footsteps on the beaches of Normandy and beyond, flyrod in hand. The first time Moore was in Normandy was as part of the D-Day invasion force, June 6, 1944.
In addition to “Mending the Line,” other award-winning short and feature-length films at the festival are:
•"Swing North" – Mikey Wier, Yvon Chouinard and friends chase winter steelhead on California’s North Coast;
•"Landed" – April Vokey shares her passion for life, steelheading and the fight to conserve the beautiful resource that are the rivers of Northern British Columbia;
•"Destination Spain" – The quiet sport of fly fishing goes head to head with Spain's legendary Running of the Bulls;
•"Stream Fishing Addiction" – The sensation that you get when first exploring a river;
•“Unbroken" – Wildlife, fishing and a way of life that has been carried on in Alaska for over 30 years; and
•"Chasing Waters: In the Rings" – The 138-mile long Buffalo River in Arkansas.
Funds from the event are designated for Southwest Council IFFF projects including Trout in the Classroom, monofilament recovery tubes for discarded fishing line placed throughout the Sierra, Project Healing Waters’ work with disabled veterans and other conservation projects throughout the state.
Fly tiers demonstrating their skills and providing instruction include John Van Derhoof, Peter Koga, Lee Baermann, Bill Blackstone, Carl Ronk, Chris Taylor, Naomi Okamoto, Dean Endress, Mark Kirchner, Steven Fernandez, Mark Johnson, Glenn Hirayasu, Shane Chung, John Williams, David Boyer, Mas Okui, Al Q, Cheryl Moore and Mike Forrest
They will demonstrate artificial fly patterns for trout, saltwater, Atlantic salmon, and bass.
Certified casting instructors will give lessons ranging from basic beginning to advance at $1 per minute with a 15 minute minimum at the club’s 130- x 260-foot casting pond.
Fresh and saltwater flies tied by club members suited for local and Sierra waters will be available for purchase at nominal prices.
Silent auctions will be conducted throughout the day for flyrods, reels, books, artwork, fly-tying tools, fly plates, vests and other accessories. “This is a great opportunity to pick up both new and lightly-used tackle and tools at a great price while helping a great conservation cause,” said Michael Schweit, president of the Southwest Council IFFF.
For information, call (818) 757-3474.
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